2022 Grand African NEMO: Navy flags-off exercise with 4 ships, 2 helicopters

2022 Grand African NEMO: Navy flags-off exercise with 4 ships, 2 helicopters

The Nigerian Navy has joined allies and partners for the French-led exercise Grand African Navy Exercise for Maritime Operations (NEMO) 2022 in the Gulf of Guinea, which will last till 16th Oct 2022.

Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai who spoke on behalf of Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff, stated that the exercise would improve the navy’s capabilities and capacity to safeguard the country’s waterways as well as the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

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The Nigerian Navy also deployed four ships and two helicopters for the Grand African NEMO exercise.

The week long exercise was Flagged-off in Lagos as Nigerian Navy official will participate in maritime security scenarios that combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, piracy, drug trafficking, pollution, and rescue at sea.

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Grand African NEMO 2022 participants include Angola, Benin, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Italy, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, Portugal, Sao-Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, Togo, United Kingdom, and the United States.

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